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Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party

No.374 Huangpi Nan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #96 of 838 attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
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Beijing, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This small, well-kept museum is fascinating and worth the visit if you are in the French Concession and like history. Granted, the guards followed us Americans around very closely, but it was easily understood and our guide was super informative. I loved the "wax" re-enactment! It is awesome to think that 13 men who did not evern speak the same... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is really a significant historic site. Events here shaped the modern world. The building is inconspicuous in the French Concession where there are lots more things to see and do. Free entry. I was a bit disappointed about the level of detail and the relatively narrow story told. It's not the story of Chinese Communism. Theres a small souvenir... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Anyone travelling to Shanghai as a tourist probably needs to see this place and it's in the French Concession which is small and a 'must see' so you're going to be there anyway. You'll see reviews from 'Excellent' to 'Terrible' and they're all correct from one perspective or another. This place was the 'birthplace' of the Chinese Communist Party (in... More

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Amadora, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Small educational museum in Xitiandi. Free entrance, just get the ticket onsite. Just had trouble with the temporary exhibition as it was only in chinese.

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Akron, Ohio
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This small museum was very educational on the history of communism in china. If you are interested in political philosophy check this place out.

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Binghamton, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The site has a small but interesting museum. You are allowed to walk into the room of the first Congress of the CPC. It is not much too see but interesting none the less. Pictures are not allowed in the room and it is heavily guarded.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

In the French concession area. If you're there it is worth it to visit the birthplace of the Communist Party. Entrance is free (you do have to get a ticket to get in first though). A few rooms display the steps that led to the establishment of the Communist Party. Pictures, artefacts and English signs explain the ideals of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Interesting museum and good if you are interested in history but remember that it is a Communist Party product. Well done tableaux with the key figures and nice to see the actual rooms where it all took place afterwards.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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171 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Whilst a little out of the way this museum is definitely worth a visit. It is what it says in the title but it does provide an interesting (if slightly biased) look into the history of China and how it came to have a Communist government. Most of the signs were in English and easy to follow and laid out... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The building is non-descript and the museum is a propaganda filled couple of rooms, but it is quite interesting. The waxwork of the meeting is educational and you get to visit the actual dining room where the CCP was founded; arguably the most important room in the history of modern China. As it is free, it is worth a visit... More

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